Eerie, Indiana (1991–1992)

The Retainer 

When Steve gets a new retainer it somehow allows him to hear the thoughts of dogs. But it turns out that man's best friend isn't so friendly after all.


Joe Dante

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Episode credited cast:
Omri Katz ... Marshall Teller
Justin Shenkarow ... Simon Holmes
Mary-Margaret Humes ... Marilyn Teller
Francis Guinan ... Edgar Teller
Julie Condra ... Syndi Teller
Vincent Schiavelli ... Dr. Eukanuba
Patrick LaBrecque Patrick LaBrecque ... Steve Konkalewski
Lou Cutell ... Old Man Dithers
Lauri Hendler ... Fifi (voice)
Aron Kincaid ... Fluffy (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Darla ... Fifi


When Steve gets a new retainer he starts to hear voices and eventually realizes he's hearing the thoughts of dogs. But it turns out that man's best friend isn't so friendly after all. Marshall hooks up a tape recorder to Steve's retainer and, along with Simon, they try to find out what the dogs are plotting. Written by Phil G

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Release Date:

22 September 1991 (USA) See more »

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Unreality See more »
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When Marshall, Simon and Steve arrive to investigate the situation at the dog pound, they sneak past a van marked, "Eerie, Ind. Canine Arrest Team", with the words arranged to highlight the acronym: CAT. See more »


Fluffy: [while Steve is eating a hoagie, he hears the thoughts of a nearby dog] Oh please, oh please, oh please. Oh, gimme, gimme, gimme. Oh, boy, juicy meat on stale bread, my favorite. C'mon, blimpo, you don't need it.
Fluffy: [Steve drops his sandwich to the ground, and the dog rushes in to claim it] Yes! Oh, baby, yeah, baby, oh, in my mouth, baby!
Steve Konkalewski: Somebody just said, "Yeah, baby, oh, baby, in my mouth, baby." I'm tellin' you, man, ever since I got this retainer I've been hearing things.
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